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Sweden’s OrganoClick develops sustainable barrier for Bioinnovation

27th Oct 2021

A consortium consisting of Pulpac, Nordic barrier coating, and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for barrier development and hypothesis testing within the Swedish strategic innovation programme, BioInnovation, financed by the agency, Vinnova. OrganoClick’s role in the consortium is to develop and supply biodegradable barrier coating...

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Swiss firm Livinguard launches technology to kill COVID Delta variant

25th Oct 2021

Livinguard, a Swiss leader in sustainable self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has announced that the tests carried out by IRSHA institute showed that the inner and outer layers of masks supercharged with Livinguard technology have an average >99 per cent effectiveness with no recovery of viable viruses against the Delta variant of SARS COV-2.

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Canada’s 3D BioFibR raises money in oversubscribed follow-on round

23rd Sep 2021

3D BioFibR has raised over $700,000 in an oversubscribed follow-on round. Proceeds from the financing will be used to continue to scale-up manufacturing capabilities of their collagen and spider silk fibres with an eye towards securing commercial partnerships. The Canadian firm makes naturally sourced, high value bio-fibres, like collagen and spider...

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Canada's XlynX Materials launches new adhesives molecular-glues

22nd Sep 2021

XlynX Materials has announced the creation of a new class of adhesives they are calling molecular-glues. These make it possible to permanently adhere difficult-to-bond polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene to themselves, and to other materials, through exceptionally strong chemical bonds. XlynX Materials is a specialty chemical company in...

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PureCycle Technologies signs MOU with Japanese investment firm Mitsui

17th Sep 2021

PureCycle Technologies, a company revolutionising polypropylene recycling, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsui, an investment firm in Japan with a diversified business portfolio, as a first step for developing a recycling facility in Japan to transform polypropylene (PP) waste into Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene (UPRP).

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Orion Engineered Carbons starts construction of second plant in China

9th Sep 2021

Orion Engineered Carbons has begun constructing its second plant in China for specialty and high-performance carbon black, expanding the chemical company’s production capacity in one of the leading markets. Orion is a Luxembourg-based supplier of carbon black products, including high-performance specialty gas blacks, furnace blacks, and other carbon...

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Toyo bags contract for polypropylene plant project in Japan

24th Aug 2021

Toyo Engineering Corporation has bagged a contract for a project to construct a polypropylene plant from Prime Polymer. Toyo will carry out the EPC contract on a full turn-key basis that includes engineering, procurement, and construction. Toyo is a Japanese engineering, procurement, and construction firm serving the hydrocarbons and petrochemical...

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US-based company H. B. Fuller set to build new facility in Cairo

10th Aug 2021

H.B. Fuller has announced a strategic investment to build a new facility in Cairo to support increased demand in the fast-growing markets of Egypt, Turkey, Middle East, and Africa. The world-class production facility will fulfil industry-leading sustainability standards. The US-based firm develops adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical...

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US' HB Fuller collaborating with Covestro

5th Aug 2021

HB Fuller, a global adhesives provider, is collaborating with Covestro, one of the world’s largest polymer suppliers, to deliver an adhesive with a reduced climate impact for the woodworking, composites, textiles and automotive industries. The new ingredient used in HB Fuller's adhesive is a bio-attributed raw material created via a mass balance...

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